India logged 20,139 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

According to ANI news agency, as many as 16,482 COVID patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries from the disease since the beginning of the pandemic to 43,028,356.

According to the Ministry, 38 patients succumbed to the virus during this period, raising the death toll rose to 525,557.